Christine de Beer - effortless floral craftsman
Bark Veneer Cardboard Cake stands
There are endless ways to make and decorate cardboard cake stands. I made two bark covered cake-stands, one with a dried hydrangea top and one with Papier Mache for my demonstration
Cut a cardboard circle and choose a base for the cake stand. You can use an upturned plant pot, cardboard tubes even covered cans.
Glue the cardboard to the base
Cut a strip of cardboard and glue it around the circle to create an edge.
Glue the top of the strip to create a flat surface
Connect the ends and glue it flat
Cake stand ready to cover. You can cover the cardboard with fabric, Papier Mache, ribbon or simply paint it.
To cover the cake stand with bark:
Glue chips of bark to the edge
Continue all the way around following the wood grain...
...to cover the entire edge
To cover the top:
The easiest way is to rip up tissue paper and stick it to the surface with wood glue
When the glue is dry you will have a strong and durable top
Glue dried flowers (such as hydrangeas) or moss to the top
Paint the flowers with a layer of glue before adding more flowers.
The wood glue protects the flowers from becoming brittle
Hydrangea flower top.
Add a neat ribbon...
...or let the ribbon tails dangle long
I save all the thin tissue paper or un-printed newsprint papers that are wrapped around the flowers that are delivered to me to make batches of Papier Mache with. These sheets...
This was my second two designs for my It's High Time for Tea Floral Craft and Art Demonstration at The Capilano Flower Arranging Club meeting.
This is an overview of the Floral Art and Craft Demonstration at The Capilano Flower Arranging Club. I demonstrated three floral craft cake designs and three matching floral art...
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